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June 29, 2007

Brazilian Supermodel Loses Case Against YouTube

Remember the case where a Brazilian supermodel and her boyfriend were videotaped having sex on a public beach, and the video was uploaded to YouTube?  Remember that the couple sued YouTube and, for a while, YouTube was blocked in Brazil because YouTube couldn't unload it fast enough to counter all the uploads?  Oh the drama, oh the outrage, oh the implications for Internet governance, etc.

Another judge, presumably of a higher rank than the first, ruled against them saying their privacy complaints were unfounded.  Something about doing something in public isn't private.  Credit Brazil with abiding by the same logic that most of the world follows in these situations.  They also have to pay costs to the defendants, about $5,000 in Yankee dollars.  The law is no carnival sometimes.

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